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North Warwickshire (District Authority)
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SP 21476 96265


KINGSBURY CHURCH LANE SP29NW (North side) -- -'----'- -------Church of Saints PeL

8/53 Church of Saints Peter and 22/07/53 Paul

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Church. C12 origins, remodelled c.l300. Late C14 north vestry. Early C15 south doorway and pant, Aisles and chapel raised early C16. Top stage of tower added and west wall rebuilt 1610; restored 1928, Restoration l882-1887. Porch restored 1938, Sandstone, mostly regular coursed, with splay plinths. Old plain-tile roofs have coped gable parapets. Nave has east gable raised in C19 brick with stone coping. Aislad nave, chancel, north vestry arid transept chapel, south porch, west tower. 3-bay chancel, nave of 2 very wide bays. Chancel has splay plinth. North-east and south angle buttresses of 2 offsets. Large 3-light east window has cusped intersecting tracery, and remains of hood mould. Hood moulds with head stops throughout. Gable has C19 cross finial. Blocked late C17 straight-headed south doorway. Late C14 eastern and western 3-light windows have Perpendicular tracery; C19 central 2-light window. All have splayed jambs. Mid/late C18 monument between and below eastern and central windows has pediment with winged heads, ornamented entablature and panelled surround, Lean-to vestry has east wall flush with chancel. Brick depressed ogee-arched doorway has plank door and large cross-glazed overlight. Blocked remains of small ogee north lancet. 3-bay aisles have splay plinths, small C14 diagonal buttresses of 2 offsets, and embattled parapets with moulded cornices. 3-light east window has renewed cusped intersecting tracery with old hood mould and head stops. Porch, possibly originally wholly timber-frame, has moulded jambs and cambered tie beam, and close-studded gable with glazed infill. Late C20 glazed double doors Interior has queen strut roof with cusped wind braces. Round-arched doorway of 2 moulded orders with hood mould has wood tympanum with blind tracery and blind lancet-panelled double doors of c.1821. South aisle has 3-light east window with renewed cusped intersecting tracery. 2-light eastern window has uncusped Perpendicular tracery. Central western and west windows have Y-tracery. North aisle has C19 buttress. Bricked-up chamfered doorway. 2-light double-chamfered mullioned windows. Above are two 3-light windows. Eastern window is arched, with mullions. Straight-headed western window. Both have arched lights. North chapel has angle buttresses of 2 off sets. Coved cornice with mask frieze and parapet, 3-light east and similar north windows have simple cusped intersecting tracery. Very shallow-pitched north gable has another much narrower and steeper rendered C17 gable on top. Moulded west doorway has C19 stud door. 2-light window in angle. Tower of 3 stages with splay courses and high moulded and splayed plinth, Full-height west diagonal buttresses of 7 offsets. First stage has small 2-light west window. Stone above is inscribed 'THIS TOWER RESTORED 1928'. Second stage has a small quatrefoil window, and high up, a window of 2 small basket-arched lights. Bell chamber has 2-light Perpendicular openings, partly renewed, with Y-tracery and louvres. Moulded cornice and embattled parapet has crocketed pinnacles with weathervanes. North side has central buttress, and a plain corbel. Large stair projection in south-west angle. Third stage has painted clock face to south. Interior has plastered nave and aisles. Chancel has piscina and 3 sedilia of c.1300 with trefoiled arches, hood moulds and head stops. Blocked north and straight-headed south doorways. North arch of 2 chamfered orders has responds with fillets and moulded capitals. C19 two-bay king post roof has celled upper part. Chancel arch, dated 1887, of 2 chamfered orders without responds, Nave has moulded cornice and plaster ceiling. Arcades of 2 very wide bays have C12 round piers with scalloped capitals, decorated to north, and square responds, but with arches of 2 chamfered orders of c.1300. Tower arch of 2 outer continuous chamfered orders, and inner orier with responds and moulded capitals. Aisles have very shallow-pitched roofs, possibly C16, with moulded beams and carved bosses. Arch from north aisle to chapel of 2 chamfered orders; inner order has carved corbel with a green an to the north. and a man with a monkey to the south, Chapel has niche in east wall with trefoiled arch and blind trefoil-panelled surround. East piscina has trefoiled arch. Ceiled queen strut roof, possibly C16. Fittings: octagonal font has plain bowl and stem with blind trefoiled arches and trefoil spandrels. Late C19 Early English style pulpit. Stalls and pews have C18 panels. Stained glass: east window 188S. Monuments: chancel east wall: Elizabeth Cope 1716. Panel with volute surround segmental pediment with cartouche, and gadrooned apron. Nave west wall: James Luttrell 1788. Drapery panel with winged head in arched surround with broken pediment and urn, and volutes; above is a relief medallion of a woman and anchor, suspended from drapery. South aisle; Simon Luttrell, Earl Carhampton. Signed E. Grubb 1788. Large double panel with volutes and central console, and above a cherub with urn etc. and an achievement of arms against an obelisk, (Buildings of England: Warwickshire p327 VCH; Warwickshire: Vol IV, pp109-l10)

Listing NGR: SP2147696265


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Books and journals
Doubleday, AH, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Warwick, (1947), 109-10
Pevsner, N, Wedgwood, A, The Buildings of England: Warwickshire, (1966), 327


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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